One of the most common questions that the Animal Clinic of Milford team hears from our clients is “why should I vaccinate my pet?” We understand why this question is asked. After all, pet vaccination is an ongoing concern that starts when your pet is very young and extends throughout their life. Pet owners want to know, is pet vaccination really necessary?
The short answer is yes, pet vaccination is extremely important for your pet’s ongoing health.
What Happens When a Pet is Not Vaccinated?
When a pet owner chooses to not vaccinate their pet, or when they choose not to maintain a proper vaccination schedule, they put their pet as well as all animals (and sometimes people!) that their pet comes into contact with in danger!
In recent months, we have all heard about the ongoing outbreak of Canine Influenza, making this vaccine extremely important for all pets that come into contact with other animals. This disease can be easily spread to pets who are boarding, attending daycare, going to grooming visits, etc. It’s important to remember that even if the pet that is going to these activities is protected, they can also bring the disease home to pets that are not completely protected.
When a sick pet or unvaccinated pet spends time in a public place where other animals congregate, they are putting themselves and everyone else at risk!
How to Maintain a Vaccination Schedule
At the Animal Clinic of Milford, we recommend maintaining your pet’s vaccination schedule to ensure that they are never unprotected for any period of time. We can work closely with you to determine which vaccines are necessary for your pet, depending on their lifestyle, activities, hang-out spots, and more. Our team makes every effort to ensure that each pet is protected at all times…not just when they’re planning on going someplace new.